Why this 'language geek' provides hundreds of Indigenous language tools for free

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 26, 2019 - 7:00am
Chris Harvey

Chris Harvey is the man behind, a site that provides keyboards and fonts in more than 100 Indigenous languages. He's made it his passion to provide Indigenous people with access to minority languages, calling it a human rights issue.

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'These young people want to heal': Music helps northern Quebec youth

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 26, 2019 - 5:00am
Whapmagoostui Youth Album

Several youth from the most northern of the Quebec Cree communities have contributed to the Whapmagoostui Youth Album, which was just released on iTunes and Spotify. The songwriting and production project came together over the last year, funded by the Cree Nation Youth Council, as well as the local band.

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Out of the dark and into the boxing ring

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 26, 2019 - 4:00am
Jordan Mccue

At one time, Jordan McCue was down for the count after getting into a bout of fisticuffs that landed him in trouble with the law. Now, the 27-year-old Curve Lake First Nation man is still fighting, but as a professional boxer. 

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Trio of college stars turning Pimicikamak into a hockey hotbed

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 25, 2019 - 4:00am
Cross Lake girls Saige McKay, Carrigan Umpherville and Kennesha Miswaggon

Lifelong friends Saige McKay, Carrigan Umpherville and Kennesha Miswaggon grew up in an isolated northern Manitoba community, where exposure to the big leagues is limited. But all three have carved a path into elite, collegiate-level hockey.

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Have time? Here are some fireside long-reads from the North

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 24, 2019 - 6:00am

Grab a hot chocolate and your reading glasses — here are some best North long-reads to curl up with, from a rat-infested cruise ship mystery to the tale of a northern strip club.

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Arctic Bay elder remembers Inuktitut weather words rarely used today

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 24, 2019 - 5:00am
Tommy Tatatoapik

Does the sky look a little bit like seal intestines today? If there are some wispy white clouds, then it might look like that, says an elder from Arctic Bay, Nunavut.

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Trump signs measure to preserve Native languages

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 23, 2019 - 7:03pm
Religion Evangelical Backlash

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a measure that extends federal grant programs aimed at preserving indigenous languages and expands eligibility so more tribes can participate.

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The only female premier left in office is N.W.T.'s Caroline Cochrane

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
Caroline Cochrane

Only a few short years ago almost half of Canada’s provinces and territories had a female premier, today that is down to just one; the Northwest Territories’ Caroline Cochrane. It is a state of affairs that former Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne told CBC she views as a disappointment.

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NDP wants RCMP investigated following report of snipers sent to Wet'suwet'en blockade

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 23, 2019 - 5:15pm
RCMP injunction enforcement January 2019

The NDP is calling for an independent investigation into how police handled the Wet'suwet'en pipeline blockade in northern B.C. earlier this year, in response to a media report saying RCMP officers were willing to deploy snipers against protesters.

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Hear 'O Come, All Ye Faithful' sung in Hän

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 23, 2019 - 5:01pm

There aren't many people in Yukon who speak Hän anymore, but they've been helping translate some beloved Christmas carols into their Indigenous language.

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'We're not alone anymore': Christmas cards lining hallways at Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation School

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 23, 2019 - 7:00am
Makwa cards

The cards were sent after the community declared a state of crisis when a young girl took her own life in November.

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Sudbury pastry chef unites her Finnish and Indigenous families with food

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 23, 2019 - 5:00am
Tammy Maki

Tammy Maki loves the feeling of kneading pulla.  It's alive in her hands as she rolls, twists and forms braided wreaths shining with fat. The rich aroma of butter wafts around the Walden community kitchen. Fifteen pounds will be used before the day is over in a blitzkrieg of baking she plans to sell at the market the next day.

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Opaskwayak Cree Nation volunteer returns from cross-cultural internship in Peru with new perspective

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 23, 2019 - 4:00am
Mary Sayese

A voluntary work program that sends Indigenous youth from Canada to Peru is a good opportunity for cross-cultural learning, says one participant.

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'Justice for my brother': Family demanding answers about August death near Russell, Man.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 22, 2019 - 10:43pm
Matthew Swain

The family of Matthew Swain — who was found injured on Highway 16 near Russell, Man., and later died as a result of the injuries — wants answers about his death.

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Up to 21,000 Atlantic salmon escape after B.C. fish-farm fire damages net pen

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 22, 2019 - 4:35pm
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Fish farm company Mowi, formerly known as Marine Harvest, says divers are investigating the damage resulting from a fire at its salmon farm at Robertson Island.

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Indigenous 'honouring blankets' donated to Whitehorse long term care homes

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 22, 2019 - 9:00am
Honouring blanket

Three long term care homes in Whitehorse have been gifted hand-crafted blankets, to honour Indigenous elders after they die.

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Inuvik high schoolers give back to elders, one log at a time

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 22, 2019 - 8:00am
Michael Cardinal

Students and staff from Inuvik's East Three Secondary School spent the week gathering wood and delivering them to elders in town.

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Elders sing Christmas carols in Secwepemctsin to help language learners

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 22, 2019 - 4:00am
Secwepemc Elders sing Christmas carols

Seven elders are featured in a video singing Christmas carols in Secwepemctsin, also known as Shuswap, so current learners and future generations have a recording to learn from. 

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Coal for Jason Kenney – Dec. 21, 2019

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - December 21, 2019 - 10:48pm

Political Action: Coal for Jason Kenney (December 21, 2019)

Coal for Jason Kenney

Coal for Jason Kenney



Closure of bus depots on Vancouver Island part of industry wide struggle: CEO

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 21, 2019 - 5:20pm
B.C. Transit North

A member of the Ahousaht First Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island says the decline in bus service in the province is wearing on her.

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